$30 million for stage two of the Golden Grove Road upgrade and key intersection upgrades
State Government will commit $30 million in the upcoming budget to build Golden Grove Road Upgrade Projects (GGRUP) Stage Two plus three intersection upgrades along Golden Grove Road to improve bus travel times. GGRUP Stage Two involves the upgrade of Golden Grove Road between Park Lake Drive and Kunzea Way.
Stage Two + Intersection Upgrades
- $30 million in funding will be allocated to build GGRUP Stage Two + three intersection upgrades.
- Pavement and service investigations for GGRUP Stage Two commenced Friday 23 October.
- Stage Two involves the upgrade of Golden Grove Road between Park Lake Drive and Kunzea Way – starting just north of the signalised intersection of Golden Grove Road/Yatala Vale Road/The Grove Way and moving south to Park Lake Drive.
- Stage Two of the project will support around 70 full time equivalent jobs per year over the life of the project
- Intersection upgrades to improve bus travel times between Tea Tree Plaza and the Golden Grove catchment at the following locations:
- Grenfell Road (East & West) / Golden Grove Road
- Milne Road (East & West) / Golden Grove Road
- North East Road / Modbury Avenue / Golden Grove Road
The project scope for Stage Two currently includes:
- Golden Grove Road/The Grove Way/ Yatala Vale Road signalised intersection upgrade with:
- Second right turn lane from The Grove Way approach
- Second through lanes on Golden Grove Road approaches
- Protected right turn lane at Highgrove Road junction
- On-road bike lanes in each direction
- Kerb and gutter, drainage, road resurfacing, as well as new and upgraded road lighting
- Improved pedestrian facilities including new footpath and pedestrian crossing facilities
- Indented bus bays.
Read the media release.
New roundabout opened as part of Golden Grove Road Upgrade Project
A new roundabout designed to improve safety along Golden Grove Road was opened to traffic for the first time on the 13 August 2020, as part of the $20 million Golden Grove Road Upgrade Project.
The State Government is delivering on its important election commitment to upgrade the 3.4-kilometre section of Golden Grove Road between One Tree Hill Road and Park Lake Drive.
The project is being delivered in two stages, with construction currently underway on the section of Golden Grove Road between One Tree Hill Road and Kunzea Way, just north of the signalised Golden Grove Road/The Grove Way/Yatala Vale Road intersection.
Other improvements being delivered as part of the Stage One works include sheltered right turn lanes at most unsignalised junctions, indented bus bays, on-road bike lanes in each direction, improved pedestrian facilities including new footpath and pedestrian crossing facilities, kerb and gutter and drainage, targeted road resurfacing, as well as new and upgraded road lighting.
This $20 million upgrade of Golden Grove Road will help ease traffic congestion as well as improve safety for all road users. The upgrade forms part of the Department for Infrastructure and Transport's commitment to continually develop and upgrade the key arterial road network.
The Stage One works are being delivered by local South Australian company Civil & Allied Technical Construction Pty Ltd and are expected to be completed later this year, weather permitting.
For more information on the project visit https://www.dit.sa.gov.au/infrastructure/road_projects/golden_grove_road_upgrade
Make a healthy difference all round!
One of the traffic controllers on our Golden Grove Road Upgrade Project has been making a big impression on fellow workers and members of the public.
Matthew Berkholst, from RAW Recruitment and Services, received a Safety Award for his outstanding contribution to Health & Safety based on positive feedback recognising his attention to health and safety, a positive attitude, diligence to the job, friendliness to motorists and pedestrians, and outstanding service.
Members of the public even took the time to contact RAW to provide thanks for the great work he is doing. Great job Matthew!